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   Bunyan, Hill, Brant. New. (CC)  

    September 8, 2010
    11:00 - 11:35pm EDT  

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there may be a little bit of rain in captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- breaking news from northwest, where an accident has at least two people fighting for their lives.
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a car slammed into a restaurant, hitting two pedestrians near the intersection of 18th street and florida avenue. john gonzalez has the details. the police say this is a criminal case? >> that is correct, charges are pending on the female driver. this happened just before 9:00 in the busy section of d.c., adams morgan, the corner of 18th and florida avenue. the driver of the car behind us slammed into a well known ethiopian restaurant in adams morgan. fire officials say two female pedestrians were struck and transported with serious injuries. both are in their 20's. one of them is in very critical condition. the female driver at the scene was irate, detained with handcuffs, put in the police car. she was arrested and refused treatment at the scene. the car drove right through the
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front of the business, shattering the store front bay window. the police are trying to figure out exactly what went wrong here. >> i cannot figure out how she did it. taking out the entire restaurant and two people. this is a busy intersection, but coming down where she was, there is no sense to it. >> still a big police scene, trying to figure out what happened, interviewing witnesses, trying to figure out if the woman was speeding or not. this entire area between 18th and florida is completely closed to vehicular traffic. we are also following breaking news from springfield. nine people have been transported to hospital after a multicar crash that happened at the intersection of commerce street and the lowest they'll
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drive. -- and losdale drive. no word on the ages or conditions of the victims. an investigation and a new voting scandal days before the d.c. mayoral primary. >> a d.c. man is claiming he was offered a bribe, a bribe -- a job with the fenty campaign. >> sam ford first broke the story at 5:00 and he has details that every d.c. voter needs to see tonight. >> the 19-year-old man said that fenty had lawyers brought him and other young people to the board of elections and told them to vote for mayor fenty and it would get jobs with the fenty campaign at paying them $100 per day. today he called up and complained that they were duped. we confronted the kennedy campaign spokesman with the story -- the fenty campaign
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spokesman with the story. >> there was a misunderstanding. >> since early voting began, the fenty campaign has brought the vans full of early voters to the board of elections. this 19-wuerl says he was duped. -- this 19-year-old said he was duped. he was among a group of young people in front of his building on north capitol last thursday when it is fenty van pulled up, promising jobs if they voted for the mayor. he says he registered, voted for mayor fenty, returned to the building, and never heard about the job. he produced the number he gave them and went into the headquarters. >> i was promised a job from the fourth through the 13th for my vote to mayor fenty. > not how we operate.
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we never promised anything of any value to anybody for support of the mayor. >> williams is angry now and wants his vote back. >> now that i did not receive any money or job, i want my vote back. >> rudolph williams said that though there were candidates on the ballot for various offices, he only voted for fenty because he was the only candidate he knew anything about. a spokesperson for fenty that first challenged if williams had voted here. he looked at the online data base and williams was not listed. we asked the head of the board of elections to check it out and he said rudolf williams voted here at 2:29 p.m. last thursday. live from northwest washington, sam ford, abc 7 news. >> fenty's chief opponent is speaking out about this. the accusations do not sit well with d.c. council chair and may
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or candidate vincent gray. on top of that, they leave a sour taste in the mouths of many voters. vincent gray had not heard the accusation that the fenty campaign promised at least one voter the job for their vote, but he said his opponent if he did it is plain wrong. >> it is morally reprehensible and illegal. it should be prosecuted. these allegations have to be taken seriously. >> not one voter we spoke with disagrees. >> it was like he was offering money to vote for him. it is bribery. >> is corruption, leads to favoritism. >> federal law prohibits candidates for paying someone to vote, either through cash or with jobs. even though mayor fenty vetoed a bill in august that would have enshrined that federal ball into d.c. law, -- federal law into
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d.c. law, as long as a federal contact on the ballot as there is next tuesday, every kid on the ballot must abide by federal law. the d.c. board of elections would not comment on the specific allegation, but its general counsel said it has not heard anything, but it said if the allegations prove true, it would be illegal. a new they're released poll by clarice research shows gray leading fenty by 7% fitch points among likely voters. a 14% of voters are still undecided. the death toll has grown in texas and the aftermath of a tropical storm. the police say a second person has died from right to associate with the storm -- from rain associated with the storm. check out this dramatic video, from dallas.
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a tornado formed and tore apart a section of a rail yard. the problems are far from over. as for around here, the weather is much different. >> it was hot, hot, hot, another day in the 90's. what is on the way? >> not another day in the 90's. you asked for it and i try to deliver. we tapped into some of the weatherbug sites. this is the amount of rain, dallas, wind gust of 28 m.p.h., left over tropical systems, over 7 inches of rain in dallas-fort worth. that is just today, and that is why they have had flooding. for us, the dry pattern continues. overnight tonight, in the belfort furniture weather center, we will continue to see cool weather coming our way. have we said goodbye to the
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90's? it is 2010. this was an exceptional summer. i will tell you in just a few minutes. >> that was very noncommittal. coming up, a campus alert in virginia. the school where students say they want to carry concealed weapons. >> a local gathering tonight involving the controversy of the protest of the burning of the koran.
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intense reactions to a florida pastor's plans to burn the koran on september 11 are surfacing in our region. >> it has led to outrage from the obama administration and every corner of the country. members of the muslim community in silver spring feel the same
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way. jay korff has the new reaction. >> tonight, the muslims met with members of other faiths to talk about the koran and dispel myths about a holy text that one religious leader in florida plants to burn. pastor terry jones has about 50 members in his congregation, but right now the message from his pulpit is commanding a worldwide audience. >> our burning of the koran is drawing attention that something is wrong. >> he plans on burning copies of the islamic holy text saturday, the anniversary of the september 11 attacks come his way of protesting radicalism. >> i think what sometimes escape the news media, we have also received quite a bit of support. >> with political, military, and spiritual leaders, they are appalled a man of god is considering a move that is deeply offensive and could put
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troops and civilians living and working abroad in harm's way. >> it could have potentially grave harm for our troops. >> wednesday, there was an interfaith gathering in silver spring to promote harmony and dialogue. he was discussing passages in the koran that he hopes the pastor would read before burning. >> if he wants to talk out and burn a book that talks so much about jesus christ and mary. >> pastor terry jones admits that his protest will affect people and acknowledges the concerns of military leaders as it relates to troops' safety. he said he will continue to pray about this in the days leading up to his planned protest. jay korff, abc 7 news. coming up, a cancerous -- campus controversy at a virginia college. why some students want to carry concealed weapons. >> first, alcohol and a
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potential cash cow in virginia. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area,
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we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services.
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why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that? a bold plan involving
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alcohol may be the backbone to save virginia roads. >> governor bob mcdonnell wants to sell the commonwealth's abc stores. john gonzalez breaks down the plan and has weathered drivers think it will work. >> virginia governor bob mcdonnell's idea to create $500 million for local highway project is music to the ears of many commuters. >> it is ridiculous. >> it is where the governor wants to produce the revenue that has some skeptical. he is hoping to privatize all state operated liquor stores. >> what happens the next time? >> opposition is growing from the state's restaurants, the wine and beer industry, and conservative churches. this resident believes private stores will lead to more stores, which could be more alcoholism. >> there could be more
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consumption. >> up to 1000 retail license would be auctioned off, a big jump from the 332 stores that currently sell. >> they do not seem to know how to generate revenue any other way, so why not? >> it could create monopolistic prices, so it is a good idea. about another big concern is while liquor stores could triple in the future, the number of abc agents will only go up 1/4. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. some d.c. fire and ems crews are in baltimore to help with date for alarm fire. there are assisting more than 100 baltimore city firefighters. three homes on one side of the street caught fire, and five houses on the other side of the street are burning. one firefighter has been injured. also, dramatic pictures from
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silver spring after re bus erupted into flames. this is in front of the discovery channel building on the wayne avenue. firefighters extinguished the flames and nobody was injured. any increase in crime on campus at a virginia university has some students wanting to carry guns to defend themselves. several armed robberies have occurred recently on the campus of old dominion university. students are petitioning university officials to permit concealed handguns. all virginia university's ban or restrict weapons on school property. it colorado wildfires are burning out of control a second night and four people are missing. flames have destroyed at least 136 home so far. that makes this the most destructive wildfires in colorado history. officials say many of the missing residents did not evacuate, deciding to stay
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behind and tried to save their homes. dry, hot season out there. it has been dry and hot here. last night we showed you a smoke plume. we track -- we tapped into one of our weatherbug network. there have been some rain showers. this is from boulder, colorado, a lot of clouds out there. there had been rain showers, so that may help in the coming days. temperatures out there still high. 65 degrees. in the tropics, what is going on? the tropics this time of year, boy, see this way off the coast of africa? that is tropical storm igor. you didn't know that tropical storms formed in russia? that is another area of tropical weather. closer in, here is what is left
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of this circulation, still around the middle part of the country. terrible flooding. even though was a tropical storm, brought in a lot of moisture. houston, another weatherbug network, the area of rain in what is left, over 6 inches of rain and irving, texas. that will continue tonight, southeast wind. meanwhile, around us, all we did today was get up to 96 degrees. that must have been a record? we missed the record by four degrees. the high-temperature 96. the record today, 100 degrees. it was probably the most comfortable 96 degrees we will ever see because of the low humidity. right now, temperatures in the 80's. west wind, almost felt like the redness -- the dryness of the desert. essentially, later run in the
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week, we may get some of the leftover moisture, but anything will be passing showers. any outdoor mornings, around 60 degrees, only in the 70's, near 80 degrees. i know, you are missing the mid- 90s, by comparison with the date it will be breezy. after that, more sunshine. we are into a dry pattern. we will be heading into three weeks in washington without any rain. next chance of anything would be about sunday, and even that is spotty showers. much cooler tomorrow. no 95 degrees tomorrow, i guarantee. >> does this affect the colors of the trees? >> a lot of the leaves are starting to come down.
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we had a lot going on in baseball. at the nationals and orioles. we have the latest what the redskins. and dallas week is in full swing, former players joining in with fans to pump up the city. it's time for a mayor who will end the cronyism and bring our city together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he'll be a leader we can trust and the mayor we need for one city.
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brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. the redskins continued to rehearse their game plan for the dallas cowboys. the oddsmakers have made the redskins the underdog. albert haynesworth will play on sunday for the redskins, donovan mcnabb called albert a brother in the locker room. mike shanahan knows that the redskins need to be at their best and they don't need to give dallas and the bulletin board material. >> i think the defense will come out with the mentality we know what they will do. we will try to stop the run. we will make them one- dimensional. it will feel nice to have solid power on the offense. some of the old redskins were at union jacks tonight to reminisce and reinvigorate old
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feelings about the cowboys. it was organized by bruce allen, and a good time was had by all. >> you can sense the new feeling. bruce is reaching out to the former players. i think the city is getting riled up. this is a huge week for us. the nationals lost a heartbreaker this afternoon at the ballpark. fifth inning, 2-0 mets. ramos the surprise starter. his first major-league home run, 417 feet. broken bat, one out, one on, single, that is the game-winner. new york, orioles-yankees. the bottom of the night, knicks wish her, left field, is it? -- nick swisher, left field, is
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it? yes, sir, the yankees win. the u.s. open, stretching her winning streak. she will play in the semifinals. college football, georgia's star receiver a.j. greene has been suspended four games because he sold his jersey after the independence bowl last year, receiving $1,000 for a guy -- from a guy who qualifies as an agent. >> hope he enjoyed it.
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in the afternoon, very nice. temperatures in the 70's. then later tomorrow, after the nice, lovely day, more dry weather into the weekend.
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